Mexican Earthquake Relief
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, September 19th 2017, shaking communities with a deadly intensity for over a hundred miles.
The powerful quake caused devastating structural damage and killed at least 226 people. Many more remain unaccounted for. Tuesday’s earthquake followed another dangerously destructive, magnitude 8.1 tremor that hit Southern Mexico just two weeks earlier. The damage is extensive and tens of thousands of homes have been left uninhabitable.
Amid the heartbreak, vulnerable communities now face a long and painful recovery process, with millions needed to repair and rebuild. The organizations below provide immediate and long-term relief to affected residents. This list will be updated as more information and resources are available.
- Direct Relief International providing emergency medications and medical supplies to affected communities.
- International Medical Corps mobilizes staff and medical supplies to provide lifesaving care in the wake of disasters.
- Operation USA delivers needed supplies and assistance in communities hit hardest by natural disasters.
- Team Rubicon provides logistics, transport and emergency supplies for first-responder volunteers.
- Hispanics in Philanthropy is supporting nonprofits working on the front lines in Mexico City, Puebla, Chiapas and Oaxaca to help Mexican families survive and recover.
When supporting relief organizations, consider marking your gift as general operating support. By doing so, you enable organizations to both respond to current disasters and be prepared for those that may arise in the future.
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